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Dr. Ryan Lynch

Dr. Ryan Lynch

What happened to cause the Crusades? How can “holy war” be justified within a religious tradition? Why does this period have such an important historical legacy? These are the questions that students tackle in Dr. Lynch’s HIST 5715: The Crusades.



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Hallock Lecture- 12 November, 2018 at 7:00PM
Schwob Library Forum  - Free & Open to the Public. 
On the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front.  Please join us as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day with a special presentation by Dr. Dan Crosswell, Col. Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History.  Convocation credit is available.

"1968" Film Series, "Rosemary's Baby" - 29 October, 2018 at 6:30PM
Room 114, Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place - Open to CSU students, faculty, and staff ONLY
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. Convocation credit is available.

"1968" Film Series, "2001: A Space Odyssey" - 5 November, 2018 at 6:30PM
Room 114, Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place - Open to CSU students, faculty, and staff ONLY
A space opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001 tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution, and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000. Convocation credit is available.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Ryan Willoughby

Ryan Willoughby ‘08

“The department prepared me in more ways than I can actively remember. The most notable ways it prepared me was in requiring me to hone my public speaking skills, to learn how to thoroughly research topics, and to share what I learned in a clear and consistent manner.”

Now, Ryan is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Georgia

“I work for the 65 Habitat for Humanity affiliates that operate in the state of Georgia and who serve approximately 300+ families each year with affordable housing solutions.  I am responsible for fundraising, training, advocating, and providing disaster preparedness for those affiliates.  At any given time, I am arranging multiple training events, administering a few grants, and engaging in advocacy efforts on a state and national level on behalf of Habitat’s mission.”